Friday, July 1, 2011

Girardi Considering a 6-Man Rotation

From Brian Costello:
"It's something we're going to think about," he said.

It is unlikely that the Yankees would go that way because CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett both like to pitch on regular rest. But Girardi said they will weigh several factors.

"Do we feel a guy needs an extra day off?" Girardi said. "Do you skip a guy just to give him a little extra rest in one spot? There's just some different things that you could do to be creative with the rotation if you do a six-man.

"Do, all of a sudden, you need one guy in the bullpen because your bullpen was fried the day before? Those are all things you have to consider if you do that."
It's not something I would be against, but I just don't see it happening. Costello suggests that Nova will be moved to the pen when Colon and Hughes come back if the Yanks don't go with a 6-man rotation, and that's sounds about right to me.

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